The idea of a “two watch collection” seems to strike a nerve with people. “How am I supposed to get by with only two perfect replica watches?,” someone might say. We might even hear that “anyone with just two watches is NOT a true watch collector!” The takes are always hot.
Let’s save all of the gatekeeping. Here is my perspective: I wear one of two AAA US fake watches 99 percent of the time. I’m a two watch collector by accident, I would love to have five, 10, 15 more high quality replica watches that I loved as much as the two I wear – but I don’t. Agree or disagree with me as much as you want – but I believe the perfect “two watch vintage Rolex collection” consists of glossy dial top fake Rolex Explorer ref. 1016 and Daytona ref. 6263 watches.
Luckily, we have my idea of perfection available today in the Shop.
The base, the core, the mirepoix of vintage sport Swiss made Rolex copy watches is the Explorer ref. 1016. It’s everything you need, nothing you don’t, all wrapped in an expertly proportioned 36mm stainless steel Oyster case. More important is just how clean this particular example is. Only a handful of 1016s on this level come to market each year. The glossy dial is so rich and deep in person, providing that unique “1960s Rolex” feeling of looking into a black mirror. The depth of the black dial is contrasted perfectly by a creamy patina to the lume, which creates a special vintage aesthetic identifiable from across a room. With a super-strong, unpolished case, I genuinely believe you’d have a tough time finding a better 1016 than this one.
If this wholesale replica Rolex Explorer watches’ “yin” requires a “yang,” look no further than this Daytona. Of course, it has a matte dial versus the 1016’s gloss, but as a ref. 6263, the black outer bezel is paired with screw-down pushers. Among manual-wind best super clone Rolex Daytona watches, this combination is the most “extra” – by that, I mean where the ref. 6239/6262 is understated with a steel bezel and more simple pump pushers, the 6263 is loud and exaggerated. If the 1016 is the stripped-down core of vintage 1:1 China replica Rolex sport watches, a reverse-panda 6263 is about as deluxe as you can get without going for gold.
While the Explorer shows very few signs of wear, this Rolex Daytona replica watches for men has a charming patina that begs for more wrist time. The sub-dials have just enough discoloration to take the edge off the stark contrast of the reverse panda configuration. There is an honesty to this 6263 that is extremely appealing in the metal. The exclamation point of this untouched feeling is the non-Sigma, non-Daytona dial – an uncommon variant that is specific to this early 1970s case serial range.